Mead Gardens and Central Winds, 9/29/2012

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Canada Warbler
This morning I went to Mead Gardens to participate in the Orange Audubon Society's bird walk.  They put one together every spring and fall during migration times.  I only had about 45 minutes to be with them, but about 5 minutes of my time there made it entirely worth while.  We found a Canada Warbler--a beautiful male.  Most of us had a pretty good look at it, but it was pretty far away, so my photo isn't as great as I would like (the head's a little blurry).  But it's a life bird for me, and it may well be years before I see one again.

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Great Egret
I picked up my son and we went to Central Winds so he could exercise (he's preparing for a 5k race next week).  I walked around the park to see what I could find.  We found nothing extraordinary.  The best find was a Chestnut-sided Warbler.  Other warblers we saw were Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler.

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Tufted Titmouse